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Requirements concerning pension adjustments
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 17 2017

By judgment of 7 June 2016 (BAG, docket number 3 AZR 19315), the Federal Labour Court ruled that an employer is allowed to refuse pension adjustments


EU Political Update 16 - 20 January 2017
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Germany
  • January 16 2017

A weekly review of political developments in the European Union EU Political Update 16 - 20 January 2017


No laptop for works council
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 16 2017

It depends on the specific circumstances of the individual case whether a works council with eleven members, which is already provided with two


Whistleblowers’ anonymity now more difficult
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • January 12 2017

One way whistleblowers commonly communicate compliance issues to companies is through external lawyers who act as ombudsmen. The lawyer receives


Employment & labour law in Germany: Lexology Navigator Q&A
  • Vangard
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 11 2017

A structured guide to employment and labour law in Germany


A demand for parental leave by telefax does not meet the statutory condition of being in writing
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 11 2017

On 10 May 2016, the Federal Labour Court ruled that sending a telefax does not meet the formal prerequisites for a valid demand for parental leave


Dismissal of Severely Disabled Employees Only Valid After Participation of Representatives
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 11 2017

Employees who suffer from a severe disability may no longer have their employment contracts terminated by their employer unless such dismissal


Federal Labor Court rulings to watch in 2017 (edition Jan - March)
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 6 2017

Already in the first quarter of the New Year Germany’s Federal Labor Court will deliver a number of judgments important for advisors and


Whistleblowing employee's anonymity now more difficult
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • January 4 2017

According to a recent Bochum Regional Court decision, under certain conditions investigative authorities can search the premises of external ombudsmen


Release of documents when leaving the company
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • January 3 2017

The State Labor Court of Rhineland-Palatinate (Landesarbeitsgericht Rheinland-Pfalz) decided on 01.09.2016 (5 Sa 13916) that the defendant is